Staff & Leaders
Danny Parmelee — Lead Pastor
Role: Founding pastor of epikos church. He uses his gifts and abilities to lead the church to make more and better disciples.
Fun Facts: Owned a diamond business, has broken his nose 3 times.
School: B.A. Religous Studies-UW Oshkosh, Biblical Hebrew-Hebrew University of Jerusalem, M.Div-Bethel Theological Seminary.
Favorite Foods: Pizza, Chicken Strips, Buffalo Wings, Indian Food, Qdoba, and Chipotle
Favorite Authors/Artists: R.C. Sproul, Hillsong United, David Crowder, and Wayne Grudem
Family: Wife Emili and Daughter Stella
Mac or PC: Both
Ryan Boyer — Small Groups and Discipleship Pastor
Role: Organizes and equips small and mid-sized groups and leaders to foster discipleship
Fun Facts: My birth date (9/14) and my birth weight are the same (9 lbs 14 oz). I've been to 42 states and seven countries.
School: BA: Western Kentucky University; MDiv: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Favorite Foods: Pizza, turkey burgers and cereal of any kind.
Favorite Authors/Artists: John Piper, Mark Dever, D.A. Carson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, David Crowder and Chris Tomlin
Family: I'm married to my best friend, Gina. We have two year old boy-girl twins- Titus and Riley and a newborn- Baechle.
Mac or PC: I currently use PC, but I'm considering an upgrade to Mac running virtual Windows.
Paul Stevens — West Allis Campus Pastor
Role: Shepherds, oversees, and empowers leaders at the West Allis campus to fulfill the mission of Christ.
Fun Facts: My secret ambition is to become a mixed martial arts fighter under the name Paul “The Master Pastor” Stevens.
School: B.A Education-Jamestown College, in M.A. Transformational Leadership- Bethel Seminary
Favorite Foods: Red Baron Frozen Pepperoni Pizza
Favorite Beverage: Freshly filtered water, from a high mountain stream, that is so cold it hurts your head when you drink it.
Favorite Authors/Artists: Author: CS Lewis; Musician: Frank Sinatra; Artist: My son Elijah; Mark Hall (lead singer of Casting Crowns)
Pet Peeves: When I’m in a hurry and the world around me intentionally slows down to teach me patience.
Family: I’ve been married to Becky for 12 years and we have three children—Abigail, Elijah and Alexandrea (and our yellow lab Abe).
Mac or PC: PC, but I’m open to something new!
Suzy Sherman — Executive Administrative Assistant
Role: Supports ministry and leadership through administrative help. Manages the church office.
Fun Facts: My hometown is London, England. I have been worship leading since the age of 11.
Most people think I'm Australian because my accent is such a mix of an English and an American accent!
School: BA in Theology, Music and Worship and MDiv - London School of Theology.
Favorite Foods: Sushi - particularly chicken tempura and spider rolls.
Favorite Beverage: French-vanilla cappuccinos, chocolate almond milk, coffee energy drinks and St.Clements (orange juice and sprite - it's a British thing!!)
Family: I married my husband, Josh, in 2009.
Mac or PC: I've always been a PC girl but might be persuaded soon to join the Mac world.
Becky Stevens — Director of Children’s Ministry
Role: Recruits, organizes, manages, and empowers volunteers to grow a safe, fun, and biblically grounded children’s ministry.
Fun Facts: I once was able to high jump to a height over my head.
School: B.A. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education-Jamestown College
Favorite Movie: "Sweet Home Alabama"
Favorite Foods: Mexican food
Favorite Beverage: Raspberry Iced Tea
Pet Peeves: When I can only find one shoe and I’m in a hurry.
Family: : I grew up as the third of four girls west of Milwaukee (Dousman). I’ve been married to Paul for 12 years and we have three children—Abigail, Elijah and Alexandrea (and our dog Abe).
Mac or PC: Up to this point, it’s been PC… but we’ll have to see what the future brings!
Michael Morgan — Director of Worship
Role: Leads congregation in musical worship. Coordinates and develops musical worship teams.
Fun Facts: Loves music, dislikes the radio. Gets excited about new found computer shortcuts. Has a fascination with synthesizers.
School: B.S. Music Performance & Recording-UW Oshkosh.
Favorite Foods: Lasagna, Pizza, Sushi… Just loves eating
Favorite Authors/Artists: Andrew Murray, Jon Foreman, MuteMath, Griffin House, Thomas à Kempis, Mat Kearney, Hillsong United
Favorite Coffees/Beverages: Alterra
Pet Peaves: Slow drivers that sit in the left lane
Mac or PC: Mikey’s a Mac.
Patrick Evans — Operations and Facility
Role: Oversees the use of the building and implements strategic technology to accomplish our mission.
Fun Facts: Grew up in Arizona and moved to Wisconsin in 2004, I enjoy backpacking and the outdoors.
Favorite Foods: I like modern American and French cuisine. I love a good pan seared scallop!
Pet: Spoiled dog named Tuscany who is a 3 year old Puggle (Pug / Beagle Mix)
Favorite TV Shows: Top Chef, close second The Office
Pet Peaves: Disorganization, I am probably the most organized person you will every meet...seriously
Favorite Quote: "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
Bobby Salb — Youth Guy
Role: Oversees the high school and middle school ministry of epikos.
Fun Facts: I once introduced myself to Diane Sawyer as Diane Sawyer on national television.
School: B.A. Biblical Studies - S.U.M.B.C.T.S.
Favorite Music: Trance, electro and house (Am I in trouble for not saying Hillsong?)
Favorite Foods: I will enjoy anything as long as it isn't moving.
Pet Peaves: I do not have any pets named Peeves.
Mac or PC: Whichever is most trendy.
Scott Giese — Overseer
Role: As part of the Overseer Board he holds lead pastor accountable to fulfilling mission of the church. Ensures the teaching of sound doctrine, and spiritual care of the church.
Fun Facts: I am a geek that loves technology and drums. I have had the privilege of playing music in 38 states and Canada
Favorite Foods: Buffalo wings and anything else with hot sauce.
Favorite Authors/Artists: C.S. Lewis, Walter Martin, Decibully, With Honor, Brand New
Family: Nicole (Wife), Scarlett (Daughter), Cassius (Dog)
Favorite Movies: The Jerk
Favorite Beverages: Anything beginning with "esp" and ending with "resso"
Pet Peaves: Having pet peaves
Mac or PC: Mac running windows via virtual ware